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Address: Bau Town | Bau, Kuching, Malaysia

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Enjoyable as part of a day trip from Kuching

A large, mossy cave full of light - with many steps and pathways to access its nooks and crannies - just 50 k from Kuching. A wonderful atmosphere. Not high on safety so there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A large, mossy cave full of light - with many steps and pathways to access its nooks and crannies - just 50 k from Kuching. A wonderful atmosphere. Not high on safety so there is a need to step carefully and not be too trusting of "guard rails" in various parts of the cave - but on the other hand... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Because bus service is unreliable, I don't think this is a worthwhile destination. The cave is quite beautiful, a large cavern with light pouring in from an opening in the side. There are pathways that cut through the greenery. Water drips down from several places, and the path can get pretty slippery. You don't need a headlamp, but it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Fairy Caves really have to be seen to be believed. They are just beautiful, with the plant life inside the cave too. Although the stairs are adequate enough we had to held tight to our kids' hands, and one of our children was really scared walking down all the stairs. Even when it's really hot outside, the caves offer... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came to visit the Fairy Caves ourselves after having visited a more isolated cave on an amazing Kuching Caving tour, so it was a little surreal as this one is built for visitors with proper footpaths, and an entrance fee of RM1 for Malaysians and RM5 for foreigners. There were quite a lot of people visiting when we were there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice place to see the natural cave formations. It has got narrow stairs to climb up at different places. Be careful as the stairs are extremely slippery due to moss deposition and rains all year around.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Felt so deceived that I can't get a bus at bau town to fairy cave when it started that"bus run every 30min from bau town". In fact, it only run 11am and 3pm, first and last bus. That's it. No taxi around. Plead for local to bring me in no avail. Left in disappointment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Very nice caves. Perfect for an afternoon trip. Preferred such over the wind caves. We had a tour guide with us but such is not a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We hired a car and drove to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre in the morning then on to the Fairy and Wind Caves (stopping for lunch in Bau). Despite being a fairly straightforward road trip from Kuching the complete lack of road signage or directions provided challenging (with lot's of stops to ask directions). Once there we thought it was incredible -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Local visitors will only need to pay RM1 for the entry while foreign visitors are charged RM5/adult. Visitors need to climb a 5 storey high staircase at the beginning to reach the cave entrance. The cave was not dark like Wind Cave. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. There were stones with humanoid and animal resemblances. There were stone paths along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We booked this with BExperience in Kuching and visited both the Wind & Fairy caves in one day. The Fairy caves are outstanding. We had the whole cave to ourselves and it was pretty magical. It had steps (lots of) for most part but it was a bit wet and a bit sloppy. It was also HOT. Worth the trip... More 

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